COMPULSORY UNIFORM                                                                                                                   


We would like to stress the importance of the uniform of which outdoor uniform is an integral part and must be worn by all students up to and including Year 11.  Students who defy the school rules by disregarding the school uniform regulations may be sent home. As appearance is important, hair should not be worn over the eyes and hair styles which the school judge to be extreme will not be allowed.


  1. Outdoor Uniform.  The school blazer over which any plain dark brown or navy coat (no fur trim) should be worn in cold or wet weather.  Students must not travel to school in cold or wet weather wearing only their blazer.

  2. Shoes should support the whole foot:  Shoes which do not firmly grip the upper part of the foot are not suitable.  The heels should be flat, not higher than 3cms. The colour is plain black or brown.  Bows etc. are not allowed and toes should not be too pointed. Sling back shoes, ankle strap shoes, fabric or plastic beach-type shoes and black trainers are not suitable. Trendy fashions must not be followed. Boots or ankle boots may never be worn inside the building.

  3. School bag/case – the official bag is a 13 litre capacity plain black backpack from Cladish & Co, the school uniform supplier. Y7 – 11 may only use this 13 litre capacity bag.

  4. School Kilt worn below the knee.

  5. School V-necked jumper. Jumpers must be worn in addition to the blazer in the late autumn and spring term. In summer the jumper is not compulsory. Sleeves must not be frayed or ripped – please mend or replace.

  6. School shirt – short sleeved and/or school jumper.  A white/cream T-Shirt only should be worn under the blouse in cold weather.  The school blouse must be tucked into the skirt, and it is not to be regarded as an over-blouse.

  7. School PE skort/shorts and shirt – Initial of Christian name and full surname should be embroidered in bold letters 2.5 cm high and in gold across the front of these garments, so that the name is visible when the uniform is worn.

  8. Sports socks must be worn for PE.

  9. PE kit bag or a bag made with any dark material, large enough to hold PE articles and with a drawstring or zipped top.  Plastic bags must not be used.

  10. One piece swimming suit and swimming hat. Goggles (optional).

  11. Plain navy blue tracksuit top is available from the school supplier but may be purchased elsewhere; hoodies are not permitted. (Optional but PE lessons will take place outdoors during winter months)

  12. Tights (beige or brown) or cream knee socks should be worn from September to Easter.  Short white ankle socks may be worn in the summer term but not trainer socks. Black socks or tights may never be worn in school.

  13. An apron (any colour) for Food Technology.

  14. Scarf, hat and gloves must be plain dark brown or cream only.

  15. Valuables bag (named) – to be used when handing in valuables for safekeeping.


Students in Years 7-11 are not allowed to wear earrings or have any visible body piercing, tattoos or acrylic nails. If parents wish their daughter to have their ears pierced we suggest this happens at the beginning of the Summer holidays.  There must be no extreme hair styles or unnatural colours. Hair ornaments, slides and bands should be plain brown, cream or gold only. All make-up is forbidden. Students in Year 7-11 inclusive may wear a watch.  No other jewellery is allowed.

We are most anxious that students wear the correct uniform.  If you have any problems with the school uniform suppliers please let us know rather than buy alternatives elsewhere.  If there are any special temporary difficulties please let the Assistant Headteacher, Miss O’Reilly, know in writing. N.B.  The PE uniform is exclusively for PE lessons and matches. It may not be worn when travelling to and from school.


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St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls

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Carshalton Surrey


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